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Federerkblade
11-07-2012, 05:11 AM
Did anyone notice the blackouted racquet on jokers bag. really odd.

i cant post pictures otherwise id post

AlexDK09
11-07-2012, 05:51 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151130034746275&set=a.10151130034126275.440644.211129341274&type=1&theater

AlexDK09
11-07-2012, 05:52 AM
Tennis Warehouse apparently playtested it today.

Adidas_Anderson
11-07-2012, 05:52 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/60603_10151130034746275_1667450927_n.jpg
Please dont switch company Novak >_<....
i wonder what does TWE means ..
Noticed this mysterious HEAD racket, next to Novak Djokovic´s bag? Maybe you can get a glimpse during the changeovers.
Or check out this pictures. We actually playtested it today in London. LIKE to find out more and stay tuned..... "

Adidas_Anderson
11-07-2012, 06:00 AM
Is novak switching to another company or HEAD is switching novak to a Pro version? 16x19?

AlexDK09
11-07-2012, 06:09 AM
TWE is Tennis Warehouse English, the european department of TW!

mike84
11-07-2012, 06:24 AM
is that strategically placed by Novak

for something coming next year by Head?

Adidas_Anderson
11-07-2012, 06:29 AM
is that strategically placed by Novak

for something coming next year by Head?
When does Djokovic ends contract with HEAD?

Federerkblade
11-07-2012, 06:32 AM
if he was ending comtract i dont think he would be putting his raquet on bag. its clear to me he is extending contract.

hcb0804
11-07-2012, 07:04 AM
I think is Babolat PD 2012.

AverageJoe
11-07-2012, 07:45 AM
My guess, its nothing more than a PR stunt to peak interest in a new pj

Marcus2137
11-07-2012, 07:45 AM
Interesting that TWE on facebook says "Noticed this mysterious HEAD racket, next to Novak Djokovic´s bag?"

They specifically said "HEAD" racket, and they've play tested it. And I thought I saw a HEAD stencil on the strings during the change over. But I noticed it didn't have the same grip/overgrip on it, so I really think that he wasn't using it, but placed it there to get attention. The black racket was placed next to one of the current rackets, and neither one looked like it was touched for the whole match.

jepriy
11-07-2012, 10:11 AM
Maybe he's gonna switch to babolat PD as Andy Rod's replacement

niktub
11-07-2012, 01:37 PM
Don't believe the hype :???:

anhuynh16
11-07-2012, 02:53 PM
It's the "new" Speed obviously..

ramos77
11-07-2012, 04:56 PM
the marketing ploy has worked it seems

JDMasFCK
11-07-2012, 06:45 PM
Watched the replay of the match and there clearly is a head symbol stenciled into the racket so the racket is from Head... my guess would be the new speed

tennisstar1
11-07-2012, 10:55 PM
This is infact a publicity stunt. I know for a fact that head wanted him to use this to create hype for the new speed coming out in january! He is not testing any other brands racquets.

Orion3
11-07-2012, 11:27 PM
Safe to assume then that it's his existing frame - blacked out and ready for the new PJ.

When the new frame is released, people will go out and buy it because it LOOKS like the one he plays with! Regardless that the shape and make up from his personal frame is entirely different.

I've become such a cynic!

hcb0804
11-08-2012, 02:47 AM
if he was ending comtract i dont think he would be putting his raquet on bag. its clear to me he is extending contract.

He is subliminally telling Head, "look you need to sign me for big money or I'm going to switch to this black Babolat racquet sitting here on my bag".

treblings
11-08-2012, 02:51 AM
TWE is Tennis Warehouse English, the european department of TW!

TWE=Tennis Warehouse Europe:)

Adidas_Anderson
11-08-2012, 04:04 AM
Why dont he just use the new paint job for a few games than switch? why with the whole blackout?
blackout just shows a new experimental racket instead of the new speed, everyone knows he uses the radical under the current paintjob , no difference

dimeaxe
11-08-2012, 04:10 AM
Here's Novak holding a new 2013 season racquet, just a teaser, I think it's stock, different string pattern...

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/61459_10151311606721388_1247368770_n.jpg

teh_firestarter
11-08-2012, 07:33 AM
The best picture I could take with my cellphone :P

http://i.imgur.com/Ty5ESl.jpg

Adidas_Anderson
11-08-2012, 08:32 AM
Its got the round mark on the throat, probably insisting novak to switch to a 16x19 current radical mold.
preparation for the Roland Garros Next year?

BDAZ
11-08-2012, 05:39 PM
The mark above the grip is the graphene logo, which is the new tech. Obviously hype for the new stick.

darklore009
11-08-2012, 06:36 PM
figures, the black racket still have that clear gromment where you see in head rackets

JDMasFCK
11-08-2012, 09:06 PM
Looks to be more of an open string pattern rather than closed

movdqa
11-10-2012, 06:13 PM
No lead on the inside of the hoop.

Did he actually hit with that against Murray or was it just for show?

Alzer
11-11-2012, 12:22 PM
Here's Novak holding a new 2013 season racquet, just a teaser, I think it's stock, different string pattern...

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/61459_10151311606721388_1247368770_n.jpg


I like the blue HEAD holdal on the bench, is that available anywhere?

Blaxican10s
11-11-2012, 12:30 PM
Probably just marketing hype... "Hey Novak, put this in your bag and pull it out from time to time just long enough for people to see it and then put it back."

darklore009
11-11-2012, 06:01 PM
^^^^ totally agree. lolz

tennis_enthusiast
11-11-2012, 06:06 PM
Interesting to see shared holes on it.

corners
11-11-2012, 06:54 PM
The best picture I could take with my cellphone :P

http://i.imgur.com/Ty5ESl.jpg

Nice work, Mr. Head guerilla marketeer.

kishnabe
11-11-2012, 08:03 PM
Novak new racquet painjob 2011,2012, and now 2013.

I think HEAD is getting a bit greedy here. Usually a new paintjob/racquet comes every 2.5-3years.

Good news is the Speed MP will get even more cheaper......

JDMasFCK
11-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Novak new racquet painjob 2011,2012, and now 2013.

I think HEAD is getting a bit greedy here. Usually a new paintjob/racquet comes every 2.5-3years.

Good news is the Speed MP will get even more cheaper......

what are you talking about? the 2011 is the model on TW right now(IG), there weren't any speeds released in 2012... so it's right that a new model should be released this year (2013)

MauRod
11-12-2012, 12:30 AM
Paintjob rules the world. I'm kind of tired about these marketing operations...everyone knows that Djoker is using a paintjobbed old model...and so he will next year too

hersito
11-12-2012, 12:28 PM
There will be a new speed line for sure, check the prices, all the speeds have been marked down to make room for the new ones, happens the same with wilson blades.

JDMasFCK
11-12-2012, 05:44 PM
There will be a new speed line for sure, check the prices, all the speeds have been marked down to make room for the new ones, happens the same with wilson blades.

already been established

Bdarb
11-14-2012, 05:03 AM
Paintjob rules the world. I'm kind of tired about these marketing operations...everyone knows that Djoker is using a paintjobbed old model...and so he will next year too

Everybody on Tt does. The average tennis player and average board member are probably pretty far off in their knowledge of the inner workings of the tennis industry. That being said I think it's pretty despicable that they do employ those practices. Seems downright unethical to me, especially when you consider quality control has gone to crap and pros would never use sticks built to such low standards. Wonder what his new stick will look like anyway, speed mp was pretty good looking pj imo.

movdqa
11-14-2012, 06:19 AM
I don't know that the pros use sticks with better quality standards. I imagine that a bunch of hairpins are used with variations in weight, distribution and balance and that they are customized with silicone and lead to even out the differences.

AlpineCadet
11-14-2012, 10:55 PM
He's gonna finally switch to Head from his Wilsons?

Bdarb
11-15-2012, 05:44 AM
I don't know that the pros use sticks with better quality standards. I imagine that a bunch of hairpins are used with variations in weight, distribution and balance and that they are customized with silicone and lead to even out the differences.

You're probably right, it just seems odd that If they were the same then they wouldn't be manufactured at different locations. For instance are heads pro stocks made in Austria or something? Is the whole layup done there or do they just send them there for further customization like silicone and gripping etc.

dimeaxe
11-15-2012, 01:57 PM
"HEAD", UPCOMING COMMERCIAL???:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KBCw06awLmE#!

Francis27
11-15-2012, 02:52 PM
"HEAD", UPCOMING COMMERCIAL???:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KBCw06awLmE#!

lol at 0:48 he looks at the racket and probably thought this thing is so powerful :lol:

karamanovic
11-16-2012, 11:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrtBk3IaK4&feature=watch_response

This is new to me... :shock:

JDMasFCK
11-17-2012, 12:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrtBk3IaK4&feature=watch_response

This is new to me... :shock:

i bet he's a playtester for the new speeds since it's in an all black pj..saw the 2013 speed in person and it isnt all black

Adidas_Anderson
11-17-2012, 05:03 AM
I dont know should i laugh or what , Head is promoting the new racket in this way... awkward lol

Davis Cup Fan
11-17-2012, 11:03 AM
He is subliminally telling Head, "look you need to sign me for big money or I'm going to switch to this black Babolat racquet sitting here on my bag".

I believe it is not a babolat racquet the throat is different and the clear grommets are head grommets.